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Stoke Poges Church, Buckinghamshire. Illustration to Gray's 'Elegy'

Watercolour
July 1833 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Church with a cemetery, trees, and birds flying above.


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
water-colour
Brief description
John Constable, Stoke Poges Church, Buckinghamshire, Illustration to Gray's 'Elegy', 1833, Reynolds cat. no. 354
Physical description
Church with a cemetery, trees, and birds flying above.
Dimensions
  • Height: 13.3cm
  • Width: 19.8cm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973
Style
Marks and inscriptions
'Stanza 5th--"The breezy call of incense breathing morn, / No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed" / John Constable R.A. July 1833' (Inscribed on the back in pencil by the artist.)
Historical context
'In 1833 Constable exhibited four oil paintings and three drawings at the Royal Academy: the former included 'Englefield House, Berkshire ... morning' (see Nos. 340-344 [345-1888, 255-1888, 1258-1888, 1258a-1888, 1258b-1888]) and 'Cottage in a Cornfield' (No. 352 [1631-1888]). He gave his first lecture in Hampstead this year. '



[G Reynolds, 1973, p. 210]
Subjects depicted
Places depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Catalogue of the Constable Collection, Graham Reynolds, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1973, pp. 210, 213
  • Coombs, Katherine British watercolours : 1750-1950 . London: V&A Publications, 2012p.77, pl.65
Other number
354, plate 258 - Reynolds catalogue no.
Collection
Accession number
174-1888

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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